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Los Angeles, CA
201 to 500 employees
1987
Company - Public (DJCO)
Media
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Legal matters dominate in these papers. Daily Journal Corporation is a leading newspaper publisher with about a dozen papers serving markets primarily in California. Its flagship papers include the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal, which offer ... Read more

Daily Journal (California) Reviews

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Daily Journal (California) President, CEO, CFO, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, and Director Gerald L. Salzman
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    "So glad I left this place behind."

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Reporter in Los Angeles, CA
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    I worked at Daily Journal (California) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good resume builder for an inexperienced person just starting out.

    No late nights or weekends.

    Cons

    I agree with the other reviews posted here, which together paint a fairly accurate picture. Generally, the peer environment here is good, but the mood is often dominated by fear of the top editor's wrath, and people will sometimes step on one another to avoid it, mid-level editors included. Turnover is high here for one reason: him.

    He's so bad he's almost a cartoon villain, with the temerity of Elmer Fudd, the temperament of Yosemite Sam, and the tongue of Sylvester the Cat.

    Don't expect to be mentored, guided, or even supported here. There's not enough time, staff, or inclination. The Daily Journal is a sink or swim situation, and any learning that takes place happens through yelling after the fact rather than guidance before.

    If the top editor calls you into his office, other staffers look at you with wide-eyed pity, because it's automatically presumed to be a bad thing. He's infamous for a near-total lack of ability to say anything positive. In positive situations, he merely remains silent or walks away.

    The company I've moved on to treats me with decency and respect, which was a shock to my system after my time at the Daily Journal.

    Advice to Management

    Why write anything in this space? Management must be aware by now that the high turnover here is all because of the top editor, and they persist in doing nothing.

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